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Laser Metronome Achieves Record Synchronization
Laser Metronome Achieves Record Synchronization

Scientists at DESY have set up the world's most precise ‘metronome’ for a kilometre-wide network. The timing system synchronizes a 4.7-kilometer-long laser-microwave network with 950 attoseconds precision.

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The World’s Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera: FLIR X6900sc
The World’s Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera: FLIR X6900sc

FLIR offers the FLIR X6900sc: the world’s fastest 640 x 512 resolution thermal camera for high-speed science applications. This thermal imager is designed to record 1000 fps at full resolution onto the camera RAM for up to 26 seconds.

  • Application Systems
    Application Systems

    OptoSigma offers a wide range of application systems that includes microscope units, alignment systems, interferometers, bio-photonics, and laser processing systems. These application systems are designed for many specific applications including polarization measurements, vacuum and oven measurements, and glass and film inspections.

  • Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity To 950 nm: Series 9.5
    Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity To 950 nm: Series 9.5

    First Sensor’s Series 9.5 Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) are designed with enhanced NIR sensitivity to 950 nm, providing fundamental technology for the development of custom-designed solutions such as different geometries, packages, and arrays.

  • High-Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series
    High-Resolution Laser Spectrum Analyzer: 771 Series

    Bristol Instruments’ model 771 is a high-resolution laser spectrum analyzer that measures the spectral characteristics of CW and high-repetition rate pulsed lasers that operate from 375 nm to 12 μm. Laser wavelength is measured to +/- 0.0001 nm and spectral resolution is as high as 2 GHz.

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Lighting And Datacom In The Automotive Industry
Lighting And Datacom In The Automotive Industry SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging has been recognized for more than two decades for their expertise in reliable OEM and Tier1 solutions for the automotive industry. Available solutions include functional and ambient lighting for interiors, optoelectronic sub-systems for head and taillights, and fiber optic components for in-car infotainment.  Continue Reading...
Deep Red Surface-Mount LED: OD-685C
Deep Red Surface-Mount LED: OD-685C Opto Diode presents the OD-685C, a new deep red, surface-mount device (SMD) light-emitting diode (LED) featuring 2.0 mW of radiant power at a forward current of 20 mA, a peak wavelength of 685 nm, and a radiant efficiency of 56 percent. The LED is designed to deliver outstanding efficiency for applications requiring radiometric measurement with tight spectral bandwidth, such as biological analysis, health, science, medical, and veterinary...  Continue Reading...
CMOS Sensor Family
CMOS Sensor Family Canon USA FPS offers a family of CMOS sensors for enabling the capture of high-definition, distortion-free images, even when shooting fast moving objects. These CMOS sensors are available in 19 μm FHD, 120 megapixel, and 5 megapixel models with included global shutters. Each sensor is designed to expand the full well capacity, reduce noise, and contribute to wide dynamic range high-image-quality videos.  Continue Reading...
PIMag® Motion Controller: C-891
PIMag® Motion Controller: C-891 The C-891 from PI is a digital motion controller for PIMag® three-phase linear motors. The controller offers extensive functionality in operational data recording, wave generation, ID chip support, and extensive software support. With one motor and one sensor channel, the device is capable of sine-commuted operation, field-oriented current control, and automated detection of the motor phase.  Continue Reading...
World’s First True HD Thermal Camera: Viento HD Lab
World’s First True HD Thermal Camera: Viento HD Lab Sierra-Olympic is proud to present the new Viento HD Lab camera, the first longwave infrared (LWIR) camera designed with true high-definition imaging at 1900 x 1200 pixel resolution. This fully functional camera system is based on a unique 1920 x 1200 x 12 µm uncooled sensor, making the imager ideal for users who require the maximum number of pixels available in a thermal, commercially-supported imaging system.  Continue Reading...
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  • Automotive Lighting And Datacom Video
    Automotive Lighting And Datacom Video

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging has been recognized for more than two decades for their expertise in reliable OEM and Tier1 solutions for the automotive industry including functional and ambient lighting for interiors, optoelectronic sub-systems for head and taillights, and fiber optic components for in-car infotainment.

  • A Spark In The Dark – And How To Snatch It With PCO’s High-Speed Cameras
    A Spark In The Dark – And How To Snatch It With PCO’s High-Speed Cameras

    High-speed camera users demand cameras that work accurately under the harshest environmental conditions, making reliability and operational capability crucial considerations in scientific cameras. This video shows a combustion analysis application, using a pco.dimax high-speed camera, at the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. PCO’s camera acquired exceptionally detailed images due to its sensor’s superior light sensitivity, despite poor lighting conditions.

  • Gooch & Housego Aspherical And Spherical Optics For Commercial And Military Imaging Applications
    Gooch & Housego Aspherical And Spherical Optics For Commercial And Military Imaging Applications

    Gooch & Housego manufactures precision optical components in numerous aspherical and spherical shapes, and in a wide variety of materials for commercial and military imaging applications. Each optic is completely manufactured and coated in-house via traditional methods, and modern, high-technology methods such as MRF and diamond turning techniques.

  • Video Results For Helmet Tangential Strain
    Video Results For Helmet Tangential Strain

    This video displays the results of a helmet’s tangential strain from impact.

  • Video Results Of Helmet Displacement
    Video Results Of Helmet Displacement

    This video displays the results of a helmet’s displacement from impact.

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Thermal That Looks So Good, You Need To See It In Slow Motion.

FLIR, the industry leader in thermal technology, release the X8500sc and the X6800sc. Get hands on with the world’s fastest HD camera and the world’s lowest cost high speed camera at Photonics West. See us at booth #2516 or visit FLIR.com/science

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

HOYA CORPORATION USA Optics Division is a leading supplier of advanced optical materials and components for scientific, technology and industrial companies throughout the US.

Xenics Xenics

Xenics is a well established and rapidly growing high-tech company about to enter exciting new fields of IR products and applications, serving the markets with excellent products and a strong technology background.

PCO-TECH Inc. PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

Gooch & Housego PLC Gooch & Housego PLC

Gooch & Housego provides complete optical system design, engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace & defense, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors, based upon the following key enabling photonic technologies: Acousto-Optics, Crystal Optics Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics and photonic packaging, Non-Linear Optics, Precision Optics including optical polishing and coatings, as well as light measurement instrumentation and services, spectral Imaging & synthesis.

Zygo Corporation Zygo Corporation

Supplier of precision optics including extreme precision aspheres and freeform, meter-class flats and windows in common and exotic materials. Full electro-mechanical-optical design/prototype and manufacturing capabilities for medical, defense, military, ISR, semiconductor and industrial technology research.

Canon USA Future Product and Solutions Canon USA Future Product and Solutions

Canon USA Future Product and Solutions is a leading provider of business-to-business, industrial and consumer digital and optical imaging solutions to the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets with an increasing intent for more customized, localized products.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Outcomes Of Mid-Air Collisions Between Drops And Solid Particles

    Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, scientists and engineers around the world are conducting experiments with goals to further understand and provide valuable data for different industrial processes. One such experiment is the study of drop-particle collisions, which involves examining the outcome of the impact of a particle on to a drop of liquid in mid-air. In applications such as tablet coating in the pharmaceutical industry or the refining of heavy crude oil in fluid catalytic cracking, the information gleaned from this experiment is vital.

  • The Heat Is On: Examining Two-Phase Flow And Heat Transfer With High-Speed Cameras

    There is hardly a home or workplace in America without some type of air conditioning or refrigeration unit. We rely heavily on these industrial technologies that operate through a heat exchanger which transfers heat between one or more fluids, essentially increasing heating and cooling efficiency and flow. A group of students Pennsylvania State University is in the process of studying two-phase flow and heat transfer phenomena in an effort to further advance these processes and their technologies.

  • Project Overview And Passive Component Development: Integrated Disruptive Components For 2µm Fiber Lasers (ISLA)

    The ISLA project was a research and development project with the goal of developing “building block” components of compatible and self-consistent active and passive fibers, fused fiber couplers and combiners, fiber-coupled isolators, modulators and high power pump laser diodes. This project also intended to develop a CW, a pulsed and a short pulse laser demonstration laser for use in applications testing. This paper delivers an overview of the project, the results from Gooch & Housego’s work on developing passive components for 2 µm fiber lasers, and the research efforts on different isolator materials with the largest Verdet constants to be used in 2 µm isolators.

  • Developing Mid-IR Fused Fiber Couplers

    The continuously increasing use of fiber lasers and fused fiber technology for industrial, medical, and sensing applications has led to the development of fused fiber devices in all-fiber system architectures. A fiber laser system that uses fiber components is able to become more compact, more robust, and may be assembled quickly by splicing all of the components together. This article demonstrates the results of Gooch & Housego’s recent efforts on developing single-mode fused couplers in a ZBLAN fiber in the mid-IR range.

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  • Grauling Research Announces New Vacuum-Pump Rebuilding Service

    ­­­­­Grauling Research, Inc. (www.graulingresearch.com), announces new vacuum-pump rebuilding service and remanufactured pump sales for thin-film coating companies, semiconductor, and industrial equipment manufacturers. The company offers warrantied pump rebuild services for a wide variety of vacuum pumps, including rotary vane pumps, rotary piston pumps, dry pumps, scroll pumps, and blowers.

  • Wide Angle, VIS To SWIR Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions

    ZC&R Coatings for Optics (ZC&R), a division of Abrisa Technologies, now offers high throughput efficiency Wide Angle, Broad Spectrum Sensor and Laser Scanning Window solutions for the visible 425-675nm (VIS), visible to near infra-red 425-1050nm (VIS-NIR), short wave infrared 700-1800nm (SWIR) and popular laser and LED wavelengths from 405 to 1550nm. Designed for image sensors and scanners these optics are used in industrial 3D metrology, machine vision, automotive obstacle avoidance, security and surveillance, document scanners, 3D scanning, gesture recognition and other digital imaging applications.

  • New ‘Smart Needle’ Guides Surgeons Through Safer Brain Surgeries

    Novel needle technology developed at the University of Adelaide (UA) uses a tiny fiber optic camera and infrared light to guide neurosurgeons through dangerous procedures. Computer software connected to the needle can recognize blood vessels and alert the surgeon, preventing a potentially life-threatening bleed.

  • Sierra-Olympic’s High-Resolution, Low-Cost Thermal Camera with GigE Vision® and Power over Ethernet

    HOOD RIVER, OR – January 23, 2017 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the Viento-G, an easy-to-use, affordable thermal camera. 

  • Non-Destructive, Sub-Angstrom Level Measurement Of A Nanofiber

    Researchers at the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a unique method to measure the radius of a nanofiber with sub-angstrom-scale sensitivity — without destroying the nanofiber with chemicals and heat in the process, as current scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques tend to do.

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